Punta Križa

The only settlement on the spacious, low and wooded southern part of the island of Cres called Punta Križa is – Punta Križa (47 inhabitants).

The original settlement was about 2 km to the south, in the idyllic Jadrišćica Bay, where even today, next to the ancient church of St. Andrew, you can find the Punta cemetery.

The inhabitants were driven to the plateau far from the sea by frequent pirate attacks, so they built a new church dedicated to St. John the Baptist, providing the village with two patron saints.

The houses are scattered, surrounded by gardens, olive groves and pastures, often visited by does with their fawns (the deer, however, stay away).
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